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  • n  an oldster in his dotage; someone whose age has impaired his intellect

  • As the aunt, Mona Washbourne has only to loosen her hair and widen her eyes to be transformed from a bustling peas ant into a feeble dotard, nodding off after lunch.
  • The balance changes during life, making the baby a boy, the boy a youth, the youth a man, the man a dotard.
  • KING LEAR At the Stratford Shakespeare festival in Ontario, director Robin Phillips and star William Hutt brilliantly reinterpreted the title role as a dotard whose authority has .

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